Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Major: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1011; 11-1021; 11-9199

About the Program

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is founded on the principle that entrepreneurship encompasses more than starting a new venture. Entrepreneurship is a habit of mind and an attitude; a skill set applicable to pursuing innovation in both personal and career contexts; as well as an approach to life built around innovative thinking, calculated daring, and proactive behavior.

The MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed for recent graduates or working professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of and experiences in innovation and entrepreneurship. The MS focuses on developing the entrepreneurial mindset and the skills associated with new-venture creation and corporate innovation.

For additional information about the MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, please contact Rita Berson.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
BLAW 646Legal Issues in New Ventures3.0
ENTP 501Entrepreneurship Practice & Mindset3.0
ENTP 515Pitch It!3.0
ENTP 540Methods of Entrepreneurship3.0
ENTP 611Learning from Failure3.0
ENTP 621Innovation & Ideation3.0
ENTP 631Building Internal & External Relationships3.0
ENTP 660Early Stage Venture Funding3.0
ENTP 671Life After Launch3.0
MGMT 670Business Ethics3.0
Choose Your Entrepreneurial Path6.0
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship
Social and Sustainable Innovation
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Innovation in Established Companies
The Startup Way: How to Drive Innovation in Entrepreneurial Companies
New Venture Creation
Leading New Ventures
The Lean Launch
Choose three of the following graduate electives, OR one from this list and two from other units (upon advisor approval):
Electives9.0
International Entrepreneurship
Dynamics of the Family Firm
Franchising
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Nonprofit Organizations
Any alternate path course
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENTP 5013.0ENTP 6213.0ENTP 6713.0Entrepreneurship Elective3.0
ENTP 6313.0ENTP 6113.0Entrepreneurship Elective3.0Entrepreneurship Path Course3.0
 6 6 6 6
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
ENTP 5153.0ENTP 6603.0BLAW 6463.0 
Entrepreneurship Path Course3.0MGMT 6703.0ENTP 5403.0 
  Entrepreneurship Elective3.0 
 6 6 9 
Total Credits 45

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty

Nick Bayer, BS (Cornell University). Adjunct Instructor.
Roy Carriker, PhD (University of Connecticut). Teaching Professor.
Donna De Carolis, PhD (Temple University) Dean Silverman Family Professor Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Michael Kurzeja, MBA (Grantham University). Adjunct Instructor.
Roger Lee, MS (Drexel University). Adjunct Teaching Professor.
Barrie Litzky, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Professor.
Larissa Milne, MBA (Drexel University). Adjunct Teaching Professor.
Dean Musser, BS (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor.
Ozlem Ogutveren-Gonul, PhD (Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey). Assistant Teaching Professor.
Scott Quitel, JD, MBA (Temple University) Director of Social Enterpreneurship. Assistant Teaching Professor.
Charles Sacco, MBA (Drexel University) Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives; Director of the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship.
Damian Salas, MBA (Drexel University) Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurship Programs. Assistant Teaching Professor.
Zahed Subhan, PhD, JD/LLB (Law) (University of Leeds (UK); London University). Teaching Professor.
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